(Closed) How far did you extend your invites?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have to invite my family all of them even if they don’t come, its a culture thing and on my moms side its a assurance so no one goes, well I wasn’t invited sort of thing. Thats something like 150ish people barely counting all the children.  Then I am inviting close friends, or people who invited me to their weddings.  We have enough space for everyone so if they all come so be it.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My wedding is going to be very small, we have 70 guests on the list and I’m not expecting everyone to be able to attend as it’s a destination wedding. I’m not inviting anyone from work primarily because I started working there after I became engaged and haven’t actually known my colleagues all that long. I discuss things to do with the wedding with my colleagues all the time and none of them have hinted that they expect to be invited which is good. All the guests are either family or close friends and even some of them are only being invited out of courtesy (like my cousins who I only ever see at Christmas). 

I would love to have a huge wedding and just invite absolutely everyone I know but our budget unfortunately doesn’t permit that so we’ve had to be quite brutal with our guest list.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m having a very intimate wedding, so it’s only family and very close friends (most are 10+ year friendships and family friends). 

If I wasn’t, they’d be extended to some of my former “students” (I was a TA), extended family, friends from high school, etc. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Fi has a big HUGE family and we didn’t invite everyone because then we’d really go into debt.  His side makes up something like 95% (family and friends) of the guest list, my 5% is my family that can come and some local friends.

I invited some of my mom friends that Ive known now for 3 years.  We got closer this year and I wanted to invte them.  1 girl just joined our group and she wanted to come to the wedding and was so excited for the shower I just had to invite her. Another is someone I just got sort of close to this year as well. Not counting those 7 girls, everyone else on the list is either close family members or friends we’ve known for 7 plus years and more.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I have a big family, but I’m closer to my mom’s side. Most of them are invited; however I didn’t invite most of my dad’s side because I barely talk to them. My mom had some words to say about that, but I don’t care….lol. I invited some co-workers, the one that I talk to outside of work. I wouldn’t invite all of your co-workers if you just talk to them at work.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re having two very small weddings (due to religious and legal/immigration reasons). The first will have about 30, the second about 50. Both the overlap (people attending both) is only 2 people, other than ourselves. I would like to invite only 30 to each, because I have family members I’m inviting that I don’t like… but to avoid drama and keep the peace, they’re getting an invite. I prefer small and intimate. I don’t want anyone I don’t like or don’t know there.

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